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. >> hello, everybody, this is al jazeera. coming to you from forecast, our top stories at this hour, pack in session on monday, congress moving toward a crucial vote on syria, and the president pushing for military action. he will be meeting with senators tonight in washington. and praying for peace, the pope calling on all religions all faiths to cry out against war in syria. ♪ . >> at this hour, the white house continues to try and convince a
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skeptical international community to strike out against syria. right now secretary of state is in london, where he is scheduled to meet with the foreign secretary there. he is once again emphasizing syria's blame for that august went first chemical weapons attack, says "the evidence speaks for itself." but this morning syrian president bashar al-asaad said he is not responsible for that attack. speaking to cbs news in his first interview with an american tv network in nearly two years asaad denied any responsibility. he said syria's allies will retaliate the the any strikes were scaried out. and he expressed concern that an attack would degrade his think tear, and tip the balance in thatten co flick. even as we speak to win support for any such attack, the vice president will play host to members of congress at his official resident this earning all of this acred of a prime time address on tuesday. joining froes washington on more on what the white house and congress are saying today, paul.
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>> good evening, dell, the president's chief of stat dennis mcdonough was the tip of the sphere of an all out media effort that we will see in the days to come. a series of meetings, briefs, and speeches all aimed at turning the tide in congress, and winning public opinion for support for a military attack on syria. now, we need to warn you, some of the images you are about to see are very traffic. >> these traffic videos were exhibit a as white house chief of staff dennis mcdonough made a furious round of appearances on the sunday morning shows. the white house says the videos release bid senator committee collected from syrian opposition supporters and confirmed bety u. intelligence community are further evidence of syria's use of chemical weapons. mcdonough made the case that members of congress should watch he and back the president's push for military force. >> i hope that every member of congress before he or she
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decides how they will cast their vote will look at those pictures. nobody is rebutting the intelligence. nobody doubts the intelligence, that means that everybody believes that bashar al-asaad used chemical weapons to the tune that you just said of killing nearly 1500 on august 2. >> mcdonough stuck to his script, since the president put the ball in congress' cut. two united states husband act to make sure bashar al-asaad doesn't use chemical weapons again, as well as send a strong message to others. >> if congress wants to heed the asaad regime account to account, and if congress wants to make sure that the iranians pose lob bashar al-asaad and others understand that you cannot have greater operating space to pursue weapons of mass destruction, then to have to vote yes the r this. >> for the white house the most pressing problem is winning over a skeptical congress that returns from its summer recess monday. >> i think a military attack is
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a mistake. >> why. >> and -- for two reasons. one, because i think the administration is preceding with the wrong objective. and two, pause they have no viable plan for success. >> i think nobody rebuts the evidence we have been presented at the briefings but i would also say that the evidence is not as strong as the public statements that the president and his administration have been making. >> support for the president is far from certain. he is planning a full court press with six network t. v. interviews tomorrow, and a televised address to the nation tuesday night. he will need every democratic vote he can get. >> the question is when we go in and we find ourselves mired in a civil war, what does that do. >> poll after poll indicates that americans overwhelmingly opposed involvement. suggesting the graphic videos and the president's call to action are for now, falling short. >> both the house and senate
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come back formally into session at 2:00 on monday, later that afternoon, a house committee will see those images that we just showed again, and on tuesday, there will be a hearing in the house armed services committee where secretary of state kerry and defense secretary hagel will testify. dell. >> and paul, we should point out that this is not along party lines, the president is running into flak from both determines and republicans. >> that's right. as you heard, representative elijah cummings there expressing his skepticism, and he is not alone. and certainly on the republic side, the push pack is even more intense. >> joining us from washington, thank you very much. and joining us now to discuss the uphill battle is sun min came, she is the congressional reporter, ms. kim, what is the head count now when it comes to members of congress who are supporting the president from where you sit. >> the head count in favor of president obama is a request for military authorization is very
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low at this point. house determines aren't -- there aren't a lot of numbers that are supporting him right now. and the house rep side, i mean it goes only as high as maybe even a dozen members. so in order for this authorization to pass, both the house and the senate president pram and his administration have a lot of work to do over the next several days. >> soy guess when it comes to selling congress, are we talking about trust in is it the war in iraq, or the simple fact that the polls bear out the american public does not want to go into any conflict in the middle east. >> it's pretty much all of the above. you have most -- generally most members of congress aren't really questioning the intelligence that administration officials have layed out for them. in these classified briefings, some do, but for the most part they don't. but they have so many questions about what are the effects of a military strike. is asaad going to retaliate and what does that mean.
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you say no ground troops but how can you believe you is 24 going to be another arrack. there are a lot of concerns. two public sentiments is overwhelmingly very passionately against military action. so that's really what is weighing in on members of congress as they -- as they weigh this decision. >> we keep saying that the white house has a lot after stake, but the president isn't the only one with skin this 24 game. so does speaker baner, i remember him saying this is something the united states should do, if this measure fails are we looking at the end of the speaker ship? >> baner hasn't -- he is in favor of military action in syria, but he hasn't really actively pressing his members to vote in favor of this. he and the house majority leader who is his number two vote support it, put their office has indicated that they are not doing to twist people's arms too vote for them. >> if they are not support it, why say publicly they are if if
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behind closed doors they are doing something different. >> they will vote for it, if and when that vote -- if and when that measure comes to the house floor. put they are not going to force they members to vote alongside them. they say this is a vote of conscious, this is a very different and -- much more difficult issue than any of our other issues. so they are going to let each and every republican make up his or her own mind. >> joining us from washington, d.c., she is the congressional reporting for politico. thank you for being with us today. >> thanks for having me. >> as we mentioned secretary of state john kerry is in europe, that is where he is pushing for strikes against syria. earlier today he was in paris, that is where he met with the arab foreign ministers. he also came to seek help from members of the arab league. >> there is no military solution.
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and what the quite is seeking together with others, not alone, but with others, and increasing number, we are seeking is to enforce the standard with respect to the use of chemical weapons. we are not seeking to become engaged or party to -- in a civil war. the arab league has condemned for its apparent use of chemical weapons. when pressed he failed to answer what help it was to prepare to give. >> when it come to syria, and what they can do, he is now suddendying and examining the trends and the u.s. in order to protect and safe the syrian people. >> maybe because of warnings like this, from iran's foreign minister during a visit to iraq
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on sunday. >> we are trying to prevent a a war, because once it starts they won't be able to end it on their own, we know the u.s. president is trapped because he has talked about going to war, even though he doesn't want to, they hope he gets out of this trap and doesn't set p fire to this region. >> john kerry the numbers coalition -- >> even washington may now be considering returns to the u.n. for support. >> kerry will now continue his diplomatic tour of europe by going to london. after the u. k. parliament voted no intervention, the u.s. knows it will have to continue building the case for war p without help from some of its traditional allies. al jazeera, paris.
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>> in addition al jazeera sat down with former congressman to paul act the issue of syria. here is a sneak peek of the interview. >> what would be your red line in is there a moment where the united states has a responsible to protect to go abroad to help people who are in crisis, and being killed by their own government. >> yes, if any country, including syria, if they attack the quite, under attack, threatens us, and came and bombed us or sent a drone missle that might qualify as requirement to retaliate. but under today's circumstances, i can't imagine any moral justification for us getting involved in another war. because it's been morally unjustified for the involvement already. it isn't thosed under the constitution that we should be the policeman in the world that we should be involved in these internal fightings picking and choosing in these civil wars. it makes no moral sense, it
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makes no constitutional sense. >> as you can see, the complete interview by tuning into talk to al jazeera tonight. it begins at 10:30:00 p.m. eastern time. all of this on the day that pope frances asked to pray for peace. he did so today during his weekly address. >> is it really a war over problems? or is it a commercial war to sell these arms on the black market? >> the pope questioning themore tiff behind wars. last night, he held a four hour vigil for peace. saying that some 100,000 people were in an attendance. and you can get the latest on the situation by going to our web size aljazeera.com. a taliban attack killed four afghan intelligence officers and wounded more than 120 civilians on sunday. it come as day after nato drone
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strikes killed up to 16 people in that country. those strikes happened saturday afternoon p h the waterford district. it is believed to be a taliban strong hold, afghan officials say women and children were among the victims but nato denied those claims. it says no civilians died in a statement they said the operation though did kill up to ten fighters. ♪ where are the hurricanes this year? at the beginning of the season the national hurricane center as well as other embassies said we could be seeing seven to ten, so far this year we are in september, we have seen none. we have seen tropical storms we have seen tropical depressions but no hurricanes. now, if we don't see a hurricane by september 11th then we will break a record for the longest time in the season that we do see a hurricane. there are a couple of areas we
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are watching right now. first of all to the northern part, really effects the turks and cake coes. giving this a weak chance of formation, what we will be watching more closely is what is coming off africa. so it is quite a ways out, but the models look like this, they take the system up here towards the north, in the central part of the atlantic. don't really think this will be a problem for the united states, and also take a look a the water temperatures in this area. notice how they get quite cool as you go north. all of the very warm waters are up here towards the caribbean, also around the bahamas, and also the gulf of mexico. any formation out here, of course, then we will be watching it very very carefully. now, when i come pack, we will take you out of this warm water where the temperatures have been very very cold. back to you. >> kevin, that is not the graphic you want to see if planning a late vacation. when we come back, aful bashar al-asaading problem in colorado, and a officials are dealing with
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settlement over its concussion lawsuits with its former players. in lebanon, syria's next door neighbor it has been 25 years since that country ended its moody drawn out civil war. today muslims and christians do co exist, the capitol is deeply divided along likes. in recent months clashes have become more and more frequent, as the conflict in syria spills over. al jazeera reports. people relack on the sea, and buildings sprawl in every direction, with roman ruins alongside churches and mosques. it looks like a paradise. but it is a city on edge. sectarian tensions. and the conflict in syria is only making things worse.
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>> we have many lebanons -- every community feels thinks of itself as a nation. and those nations fighting each other. >> across the capitol various neighborhoods have sharp divisions flags and signs show who is in control, and who is not welcome. lebanon's 15 year civil war ended in 1990, and syria was left in charge, but syria withdrew its military occupation in 20005, and since lines have been much clearer. >> during the law civil war, that ended in 1990, this was the front line of battle, the muslims on the west side, the christians on the east. both fighting for control. >> since then, downtown beirut went through a rebirth, but many of the deeply rooted problems have gone unresolved. today, parties compete with one
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another, each has its own agenda, and at any moment tensions can return, violence can erupt. >> everybody is waiting to get rid of the other. >> in recent months car bombings have been on the rise, along with kidnapping and street battling. that leaves some here blaming the violence from the war the h syria. >> the people are divided. >> yeah had has been a taxi driver for 20 years. he believes the war in serbia and any u.s. strike will deepen the conflict, turning the entire region into a battlefield with years of war ahead. >> the schneidts and the sunnies are following iran, and the shiites are following saudi arabia. this is era i think is the
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return of the civil war in lebanon, but not between christians and muslims lit with between sunni and shiite. >> pay route is the home to many cultures and different believes. two people in the city of contradictions live with the anxiety and uncertainty of a potential american led strike on syria. 30 well aware lebanon has never been immune from the fighting next door, the city once known as the paris of the middle east, is racing itself for what might come next. al jazeera, beirut. >> pakistan's president stepped down today completing his five year term in office, his successor will be sworn in on monday. he is the first democratically elected president in pakistan to finish his entire term. he rose to power of the assassination of his witchen 2007. army dictators have ruled that country for much of it es66 year history. toke we is doing to be hosting
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the 2020 summer olympics and pair olympics. the capitol beating out the other finalists esstan pull and madrid. tokyo's bid emphasized it's world class transit system, and it's safety. those safety concerns were raised pause of the on going fukushima disaster. professor ian henry joins us now to discuss how the olympics can bolster the economy. thank you for joining us, i guess the question that has to be asked is the prime minister said, he is hoping the games will turn around 15 years of deflation, is there a historic record to support his wishes? >> yes, the games generated a great deal of expenditure, and income, not just tourist income, but things like construction,
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and investment etc. and certainly with the london games when britain was h the drip of recession, it's proved to be a positive stimulus. >> then there is the news of fukushima, the prim minister has to come out and say everything in regards to fukushima is safe. do you think tourists will agree? and do you think it can stop people from attending the games? >> well, there with two arguments in relation to fukushima, one was that the government's commitment to do everything that was required to ensure safety of the site that was going to be undertaken. but the other one, which i think is probably more telling on the day, is that tokyo itself is some distance away, and that actually radiation levels in the city are comparable with thoughs of other megacities. so he was able -- the fact that he took that on head on, before questions were asked i think was
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what the i.o.c.n't wayed to hear. >> and and prof, so do you think the fact that japan has already done this, and i i have about 15 seconds left, is what sealed the deal? >> certainly, -- a good strong bid, and they are reusing some of the the facilities. so they hit some of the positive buttons that the i.c. was looking for. >> professor ian henry joining us from london, we thank you. he is the director for the center of olympic studies and research. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> we switch now to something closer to home. nfl sports. >> a big weekend with football, but also how about a huge vickry today for one of the oldest sports. an earlier decision to drop wrestling from the summer games. wrestling has been a part of every lick pims since 1900, and it easily defeated bids to rub
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to the games in 2020. well, the nfl season as we mentioned is officially underway. we have already seen some very impressive performances including tom brady leading the patriots on yet another game winning drive, as new england beats the bills. in an early division game. and the women's final of the u.s. open is about to be underway in new york. top seed in the rematch of last year's final. i will be back with more sports news including more highlights in 20 minutes. >> michael, i have my brackets thank you very much. well, despite the availability of legal marijuana colorado there's still a market for the fake stuff. synthetic marijuana users crave the drug because they say it gives them a cheap high. they are now looking into whether the drug is linked to three deaths there, jill cooley
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reports. >> the synthetic pot is known by named like crazy monkey, sexy monocan i, and spice. usually made with dry herbed coated with chemicals. it is illegal to use but some get around the law by selling it as incense. it comes in enticing packages that look innocent enough, but the blends can be dangerous. >> two hits yet, two little puffs that was it a few minutes later i was out. >> 23-year-old was rushed to a hospital after smoking a small amount. >> i had a seizure, i was puking. i ended up many the hospital for 12 hours plaqued out, completely the spire time. i don't remember nothing. at all. >> initial reports say at least 75 people have been treated in emergency rooms in the denver area for the effects of synthetic marijuana, five in 1-24 hour period alone. >> doctors like christopher hoyt say they have never seen numbers like this before, and the
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patients come in h so sedate, they have a difficult time breathing on their own. >> patients are coming in very delirious, they are coming in sigh t coic, very difficult to control. and persons have fast heart rates low blood pressures all very dangerous things. >> this year, colorado made marijuana legal for people over 21, but advocates of recreational pot are concerned about the synthetic stuff. >> this is an incredibly dangerous, completely unregulated garage chemist type substance. that is just being sprayed on to a plant. >> in spite of its dangers many are drawn to the plant, kit p a quick cheap high. compared to about $50 for real pot. and synthetic pot doesn't show up in drug tests. the centers for disease control is sending four invest day tors to join safe health experts to see if the deaths here are linked to the concoction. >> i would warn anything that is
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thinking about using this, thinks twice, because there's a good chance that something bad will happen to you. >> this is bad stuff don't try it. >> still to come, one of the fastest growing segments in the medical profession, and they make house calls the details in a moment. and there's a new debate over gun sales this time in iowa.
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>> . >> welcome back to al jazeera. i'm bill walters in new york. congress is back in session on monday, and members are going to be looking ahead to that crucial vote on whether or not the u.s. will strike syria. president obama is going to make the case as well to the american public. he is set to address the american people on tuesday night in prime time. and the syrian crisis is harming iraq in more ways than one. the 1500 refugees arriving there each day in that country's resources are being tested but beyond that, weak boarders are allowing fighters into their country as well.
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this is the front line force along the border syria. these forces the word meaning willing to die for the cause, used to be a militia force of fighting for rights. now, it operates under the regional government. question need newer and better equipment, particularly for surveillance. >> you can see some of the challenges they face. between the 101,500 refugees the soldiers seek for weapons more often than not, will they find the lost remanence of a life they left behind. for many just getting here has
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been grueling enough. >> it took me two days to walk here, there was fighting in my village. the army, the terrorists, i don't know who, i fear for my life. only pod knows what i will find here. >> it is not just these people, some of these refugees have been walking for days to get from syria which is over there. they are using the official boarding cross canning is very clearly marked. but there are huge parts that are not marked and arm group redirect examination using to that so their advantage. take this place, at night the forces place guards every ten meters but still fighters linked to al quaida get across other security points. the federal government plames these groups for much of the violence. the responsibility for
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patrolling the western border falled to the federal government. the other side is patrolled by a militia calling itself the democratic union party. relations between are intense, and they are saying they have no contact with them. if there is any action against the west and its allies it is these posts that will come under pressure, but on the western boarder as well. there will be more refugees entering iraq. and that will mean that the regional spill over is syrian conflict will only get worth, putting these men under more pressure in a country that's already been torn apart. al jazeera, curd stan border. >> another sign of the growing tensions the israeli military has now deployed defense badry system outside of jerusalem. it is a caution should syria retaliate, following any u.s.
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military strike. dream has also caught up a number of reservists. as tensions increase between damascus and washington. in the u.s., a growing number of medical workers are working from home. and this case, they are going to people's homes to care for them. right now, the top occupations in home health care are home health care aids, personal care aids, and registered nurses. a look at this fast growing field in an al jazeera special report. >> around 6:00 a.m. most mornings lori blake grabs a cup of coffee and heads out to would recollect. >> first thing i think you have to care, you have to be a caring person. >> by the time she gets to her client's house, there's a list of things to do. >> straighten up the dishes make the beds to his wash, if he needs me to do anywhere for him, i go.
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basically just to help them be more independent. >> as insurance spending sore, home healthcare is surging. two industry is expected to expand by nearly 70% between 2010, and 20, adding one pointed 3 million new jobs. accompanying this growth is adequate training and low pay. >> it's not great. you can't just live off that for an income, you have to have something else. >> with a median income around $20,000 a year, about half of these workers rely on government assistance to get by. >> i have help, i have financial help. >> but for those like clinton who has cerebral palsy people like lori are invaluable. >> a normal person would take like 15 minutes to get dressed take me almost triple like 45 minutes to fully get dressed and be out the door. with my attendant that time is cut down. >> so he relies on her for the basics. cooking cleaning and helping him
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get ready. >> if i had to do that by myself, i wouldn't be able to attend my doctors appointments, any social events -- i won't be able to go see the eagles, i won't be able to do abe of that. she really helps me makes my life easier. >> and more people are expected to turn to home aids just as the so called silver tsunami heads ashore. >> it is that demographic wave, into aimings where help is needed that is driving this future. increase demand for home healthcare. >> a baby boomer turns 65 at every eight seconds. >> the leading edge of the baby boom generation is reaching ails are a lot of them can expect to become very frail, they can expect to need help. >> might be nothing could just be indigestion. >> in philadelphia, soon to be home health workers are in training. >> we have numerous people come
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in, we hire between 20 and 25 attendants per week. >> that includes back up workers and part timers. the majority of full time aids with reel tiffly low turnover. >> if the industry is a steady source of employment growth, even in a very deep recession, like the one we saw in 2008, and 2009, that is a very powerful bit of evidence about the strength of the underlying demand for workers in this field. >> there's a lot of people doing it, there is a lot of people doing this job. but it is needed. >> that means employees are allowed to pay these workers less than minimum wage, with no overtime. that's right. you can wake up at five in the morning care for somebody every minute of the day, take the late bus home at night, and still make less than the minimum wage.
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>> that was two years ago. and despite a pledge to close the loophole, the department of labor says it's still working on it. about half the state's require home care aids to be licensed or certified but last year, northwestern university publish add study that found agency background checks are limited noting they may provide a false sense of security. >> you all right. >> yeah. >> thank you. >> i used to take care of eventually got put in a nursing home. she used to walk around with a plunger stick, and if they messed with her, she would hit you with it. until i came along and started helping her. she -- she was very funny. >> but as health reforms take hold, several states now restrictioning the size and scope of their aid programs, some workers are concerned about their clients future. >> they depend on us, they really do. i have had a lot -- i don't know what i would do without you, helping me here and there. what would i do, i have no family, some have no family,
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none, no kids no -- nobody to take kay of them at all. strait law says they can't deny someone the right to carry a weapon based on the ability. forbidding the blind from having guns would vie lite the american's with disabilities act. local law enforcement officials say it is a dangerous idea. >> as home foreclosure rates continue to decline, thousands of houses are still empty. and vacant houses send lots can attract gangs, drugs and criminal activity. a chicago program is now trying to transform the run down properties into works of heart. >> request the strike of a smell brush, some elbow greece, and an arab leaguetistic eye, this burned out home on the so it side is getting a makeover. >> yeah.
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we will be doing the front too. >> 18 years ago, chris dreamed up an artistic alternative to demolishes what were sound structures. >> i realized that a lot of buildings are being torn down primarily because they looked unsafe, and were sinclair. people are breaking, and starting fires. so i thought why not make the buildings look better, and find a better way to secure them. >> working with the neighborhood housing services of chicago, his organization the neighborhood foundation, focuses on revitalizing community spirit, by providing basic maintenance and using decoratively painted panels to improve the appearance. the render and latches to bright abstract art installations. >> hopefully it will encouraging people to want to see that house in a different lite, and hopefully be able to save the home, and be able to purchase it
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and rehab it. >> it is relatively cheap too. two cost of injecting a little color into a place like this is about five or $600. a demolition could cost more than ten times that, something to think about considering there are currently an estimated 18,000 vacant homes and buildings in the city of chicago. some have been fast tracked for demolition because they sit on so called safe passage routs. used to shuttle children to and from schools safely. not everyone thinks demolition is the best option. >> as you see is exits on these vacant homes. whatever the reason for tearing them down instead of fixing them up, i don't know, but i hope something changes. >> it's that hope and change that convinced 25-year-old to volunteer. a recent college graduate with a minor many art, she designed this street motif adjacent to the house. two shapes and colors are now being incorporated into the
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plywood at the front of the house. >> abandon building is a perfect place to bring color because it is like -- it's the opposite. so you wouldn't think that you would have designs and color on something that is just so dismal. >> she says of the 750 buildings he has worked around, 90% have been saved from demolition. it may seem a little bit like putting lipstick on a pig, but it appears to work. al jazeera, chicago. >> and joining me now is christopher. you saw him in the package, he is the executive director and the artist behind the foundation. he helps clean up those buildings in chicago, by putting some paint on them, what did you think about that phrase lipstick on a pig? i guess in this case it may be true, but does it work? hi, thank you for having me. i don't particularly like that phrase. this is really a strategy that is an alternative to demolition, and really helps stabilize
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neighborhoods with vacant buildings. and it costs much less than demolition, and even less than conventional board up techniques. let me ask you this question, what would happen if they gave you and your group gave you money to make them look even better. >> that's an interesting. i am near detroit, and we were looking at the statistics and we realized they have 40,000 vacant structures and to tear them down would cost $400 million. and if we approach -- did a strategy that we are advocating it would be under i think under $1 million. so it is about 20 times less expensive.
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it is not a total solution, but it does help stabilize the neighborhood, and allows cities to put all of that extra money into things that will improve the neighborhoods which are schools and making the neighborhoods safer. demolition is really quite a waste of money. >> and as you mentioned detroit is one of the cities that is having these problems are yukon vinceed that following your plan may help turn detroit around in. >> i really am. i think cities like detroit have thrown in the towel too early. they have very good housing stock. and they have people that do want to live there. so really it is a waste of money. no, it's not a total solution, but it is something to think about. >> thank you for being with us, you are the executive director of the neighborhood foundation, on your way hand me a paint
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brush. >> come and join us, we need volunteers. >> well, the nfl season has finally kicked off. i am smiling deeply. and we will tell you about the new frontier of nanotechnology, it is a mind plowing advance that could change some every day products.
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♪[music] >> it is called the toughest team event many the world. nearly 500 athletes showing up for the annual man race in awvee yeah's mountains. teams facing steep paths with
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white water, but they had the picture perfect day all day on saturday. competition there includes running pair gliding kayaking and cycling. but none of that is anything to the man sitting next to me. >> no. >> could don't that. >> no. >> i thought you had done it already. >> no, -- unless it was a golf course, it did not involve me. i don't know if any football players could do that. that looks pretty spence, one thing they can do is play football. now one reason sports is always been so compelling is the constant opportunity for redemption. whether it's season to season, or even play to play. five player or a team will get a chance to atone for a past disappointment, just a matter of what they do with that to determines how they will be remembered. the atlanta falcons looking to help their fans forget about last year's disappointment. they went on the road to take on the saints, matt ryan thousand
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for 307 yards led the falcons to an early lead, thanks to a touch down pass. but drew breeze posted 357 passing yards and two touch downs, including one to marcus, who set a franchise record with 533 catches as the saints came storming back for a 23-17 victory. in buffalo, the bills hosting tom brady and the patriots. ten straight season openers and now it is ten straight season openers as i said, led them to a 21-17 lead, it was then tom brady's turn to come back and do what he typically does, and that is a game winning drive. this one ending in p a field goal, patriots win it 23-21, it was brady's 36th career victory. in the fourth quarter, that was a big win there in ask early dig game. well, the night cap on today's nfl schedule, feature as potentially pivotal east match up between the giants and the
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cowboys. and when you consider that new york has won two of the last six super bowls you would think they would be considered to be the favorite, but they point out they also have also missed the playoff. recently stat down with defensive lineman to get his take on what could be the nfl's most competitive division. >> after missing the playoffs three of the last four seasons every new york giant playering is in the words of g.m. jerry reese, on notice this season. he says that's nothing new. >> this is the nfl. and the bottom line is there's always another man in line, we are always on notice about our jobs, our reputation, our security in this league, to be honest with you there's not a whole love out p three now when your general manager says something like that, your ears poke up -- no matter what happens we aren't going to have another let down like we did last year. >> last season have become the unwanted signature during their playoff drought, in the final three games of the last four
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seasons they have gone a combined 5 and 7, bad luck? or something worse? >> definitely not bad luck. i think it is the position we create for ourselves will it's through lack of focus or passion, whatever it is, in each individual season, we can point back to a certain point where okay, we had this game won, but we didn't finish. we didn't play with the same intensity, or came out not. there was something going on. i think the key for sus to make sure that doesn't happen. this year, of course, the super bowl will go down at the home of the giants. if any of the giants nfc east rifles could stop the giants from playing a home game for the lombardi trophy? >> starting with the red skins are the big question is can robert griffin the third still be as dominant a runners and a passer on a surgically repaired knee. >> i think he is a tremendous athlete, so a little bit of speed will still put him at the top in terms of ability and speed in the league. so i think he can still be as good.
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now, in my opinion, should they continue to run it as much as they did, no, because it is a dangerous play, and it is going to eventually lead to another injury. >> as for the eagles they have hired successful college coach chip kelly, we now know michael vick will run his offense, but how much of that spread offense will kelly bring with him to the eagles attack. >> we leave a lot of that up to the coaches. they have done a lot of study and research. they have talked to individuals from all other the country, and so i think that they are developing game plans to aid us in stopping it no matter how much or how little he brings in. >> and then there's the cowboy whose didn't make many changes this off season. >> i think the fact they didn't do a lot of moves probably means they are trying to make a push. they will stay with what they have -- for all the teams in our division, it isn't just about winning we are trying to get to the super bo uhl and win it. i unction where they are coming from, i just feel like here we have a much better chance. >> john henry smith, al jazeera
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new jersey. >> besides yesterday's announcement that the olympics would be held in tokyo in 2020, the other big news was the return of wrestling to the list of sports for the summer games. seven hospitals ago, wrestling was cut surprisedly professor ian the olympics which led to a frantic effort to get the sports reinstated for the 2020 games. wrestling easily beat out squash, softball and baseball. and to according -- according to former olympian and current olympic state wrestling coach, today's announcement was the ultimate victory. >> i feel like winning an olympic gold medal. i don't know if i have been this excited. the message i saw, and i watched the entire programming is that wrestling is expected to lead not trail. and i think this' many members
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that look at wrestling a a sport, that has been in the ancient games, and the modern games and it is a sport that should lead, not trail. >> and that's big news, dell, because since 1900, wrestling has been a part of the olympics. >> yep, training right now. >> good luck. >> thank you. >> think small, think tiny machines small enough to fit into a water bubble. if it sounds like science fiction, it is not. you can see the science of little things has become big business. al jazeera kristen puts nanotechnology under the micro scope. these scientists may look ready to walk on the moon, but they are exploring another frontier. at the ale toic level. the university of albany college of nano scale science and engineering is at the forefront of nanotechnology research and development. a science that is not just is about exploring nature, but also changing it.
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>> once you make matter small enough, it changes properties. and we have just begun to explore what we can do with particles that are so small that all of a sudden new properties appear. >> here the world's top semiconductor makers are going small. to develop faster and more energy efficient computers. >> one of the unique things about this facility is you have leading companies in the computer chip industry, fierce competitors in the global marketplace working side by side. not only are they sharing equipment, but also shares ideas. >> the practical uses of nanotechnology are endless. students at the college are studying pharmaceutical applications. from treating claw coma to preventing tooth decay. smaller more efficient solar panels are also in the works here. >> you can imagine these on the roof of your car. >> yeah. >> as these things become smaller and smaller, they become more flexible, they become lighter. but the performance is better
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than what you get from the old fashioned big glass panels. >> design firm e. y. p. is one of the colleges more than 300 corporate partners. her already incorporated nanotechnology into their buildings. >> if we don't know what is going to be on the market in three years we may not be designing the building to accommodate that. so for us to be here, we understand what might be coming two or 34 years from now. and we can begin to anticipate those things as we design our buildings. >> new york state officials have referred to the center as a model for economic development. a big boast as it pushes the boundaries of the world's tiniest technology. al jazeera, albany new york. >> there is more news ahead including a hook at the weather with kevin. stay with us.
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show the video right now, what we are looking at the wild fires 80% contained that is the good news, but it will still be not until september 20th that we see the fire is expected to be fully contained and out. if you remember, on august 17th this fire was started by a hunters campfire, so far, $89 million has been used to really revain this fire. and the wave map, we are talking about dry conditions for most of california right now. all the wet weather is further ore here, we will be watching that. we have some wet weather but it is also those cooler temperatures. now we do have frost advisories still in effect for five states, that's a look at your marble weather, we will be with you in just a moment.
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